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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014
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Character actor Al Ruscio dead at 89

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Character actor and teacher Al Ruscio, who appeared in "Bonanza" and "The Godfather: Part III," died at his home in California, Variety reported. He was 89.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 13, 2012.
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Elaine Stritch sued by writer

Elaine Stritch sued by writer

NEW YORK, June 28 (UPI) -- Actress Elaine Stritch says she rejects accusations in John Lahr's lawsuit that she owes the writer money for helping with her show "Elaine Stritch at Liberty."

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008.
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Jockstrip: The world as we know it.

Cincy man learns if house divided stands ... County office with crime problem to move ... Rookie Bronx Bombers visit 'Oz' ... Tattoos not so taboo, survey finds ... The world as we know it from UPI.

Rookie Bronx Bombers visit 'Oz'

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Lions and tigers and bears -- oh my! -- showed up at Yankee Stadium when rookies forsook New York Yankee pinstripes for "Wizard of Oz" garb.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 13, 2007.
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Today is Sunday, Aug. 13, the 225th day of 2006 with 140 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Aug. 13, the 225th day of 2005 with 140 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Aug. 13, the 226th day of 2004 with 140 to follow.
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Actor Art Carney is dead at age 85

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Actor Art Carney, who initially gained international fame as sewer worker Ed Norton on the 1950s television show "The Honeymooners," has died at the age of 85.

Actor Art Carney dies at 85

CHESTER, Conn., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Oscar- and Emmy-winning actor Art Carney, immortalized as Ralph Kramden's neighbor and pal Ed Norton in Jackie Gleason's classic TV comedy "The Honeymooners," d

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Today is Wednesday, Aug. 13, the 225th day of 2003 with 140 to follow.
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Bert Lahr (born Irving Lahrheim; August 13, 1895 – December 4, 1967) was an American actor and comedian. Lahr is remembered today for his roles as the Cowardly Lion and Kansas farmworker Zeke in The Wizard of Oz, but was also well-known for work in burlesque, vaudeville, and on Broadway.

Lahr was born in New York City, of German-Jewish heritage. Lahr grew up in the Yorkville section of Manhattan. Dropping out of school at the age of 15 to join a juvenile vaudeville act, Lahr worked his way up to top billing on the Columbia Burlesque Circuit. In 1927 he debuted on Broadway in Delmar's Revels. Lahr played to packed houses, performing classic routines such as "The Song of the Woodman" (which he later reprised in the film Merry-Go-Round of 1938). Lahr had his first major success in a stage musical playing the prize fighter hero of Hold Everything! (1928–29). Several other musicals followed, notably Flying High (1930), Florenz Ziegfeld's Hot-Cha! (1932) and The Show is On (1936) in which he co-starred with Beatrice Lillie. In 1939, he co-starred with Ethel Merman in DuBarry Was a Lady.

His later life was troubled. His first wife, Mercedes, developed a severe mental health problem that left her hospitalized. This complicated his relationship with his second wife, Mildred, as he had legal problems getting a divorce in New York State at the time. Mildred became tired of waiting and became involved with another man, marrying him. Bert was heartbroken but eventually won Mildred back. Through all of this time he had to continue to work and travel.

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